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Court hearing scheduled for accused Christmas Day killers

Derica Patterson was killed during a Christmas Day shooting in Marshall County, photo courtesy victim's family. Derica Patterson was killed during a Christmas Day shooting in Marshall County, photo courtesy victim's family.

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for three men charged in the Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old Memphis, Tenn., girl.

An earlier hearing had been postponed. The preliminary hearing is now set for Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in Marshall County Justice Court.

Twenty-2-year-old Rico Fleming, 31-year-old Corey Albright, both of Rossville, Tenn., and a 16-year-old juvenile are each charged with one count of murder and multiple counts of drive-by shooting.

All three are being held without bond.

The drive-by shooting took place shortly before 3 a.m. Christmas Day along U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden in Marshall County. Patterson died on the scene. Four others were wounded and one was unhurt.

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